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Re: Win NT 4.0 Server w/IIS 4.0

What can you say?, its like that old adage -- whats it now 'trust
the dealer but cut the cards' - something like that anyhow. So
believe MS when they say its quality software with no memory leaks. Then
run it through a memory monitor anyway. This applies to a lot of software
from commercial companies (particularly a lot of the current first generation
internet stuff).

So here's a little titbit. You know you can write a .pi3 file to make
the server act like an automated client and flood another HTTP server
with web hits? - this is real useful for brute force testing of an
HTTP server under high loads. So get the eval server, hit it with
10 million hits, if the box if still running then buy the software. 


> Hi all,
> 	There are people out there who might think that Win NT 4.0 Server w/ IIS
> 4.0 would be a great set-up.  Well, it isn't.  It takes a huge chunk of
> memory if  you include the certificate transaction, NNTP, SMTP, etc.  Not
> only that, it doesn't seem to accept Netscape username/password verification.
> 	I'm test running it with 96 megs of RAM, and at one point it took about 40
> megs of RAM.  Then I removed all unnecessary components, down to just a
> simple WWW and FTP server, and now it takes about 5-10 (keeps fluctuating
> for some Microsoft reason) megs of RAM.  The security management suffers
> serious problems, since it relies on the NT user database.  Meaning that
> you actually have to change the permission on your directories.  And if
> parts of you hard drive is not in NTFS, well bye bye security.  There are
> also performance issues, etc. etc. etc.  Not a pretty system to play with.
> Don't even think about trying it.  It's more trouble than it's worth.
> Kao.